Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection (1966-1979/2015)
11 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 380:57 minutes | 7,37 GB
Studio Master(s), Official Digital Download(s) | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Jazz accordion-master, Art Van Damme plays much more than cool/accordion mush. Born in Norway, Michigan, raised in Chicago, he is considered one of the greatest Jazz accordionists of all time. In the '60-'70 he is recorded many albums for German label MPS, considered among the best of his prolific career. Some of them are included into this combined Hi-Res collection.

Called “The hippest cat ever to Swing an accordion”, Art Van Damme was born in the small town of Norway, Michigan in 1920. The 40’s and 50’s saw the classically trained Van Damme revolutionize the way the accordion was played, removing it from its stereotyped role as a polka playmate; in 1947 Van Damme made the cover of the prestigious jazz magazine Downbeat and was voted “Top Accordionist” 10 years in a row. He starred on such popular American TV programs as “Today”, “The Dinah Shore Show”, and “The Tonight Show”, and toured Europe some 40 times. With his decision to combine guitar and vibes with accordion, Van Dam’s groups developed a unique sound early-on. His recordings with MPS were some of his best, given the company’s predilection of allowing the musicians a free hand. As one reviewer put it, Van Damme played “…right-hand runs with a velocity and lightness of touch that defied the presumed limitations of the instrument, consistently emphasizing the lyric contours of a melodic phrase rather than the lightning technical flourishes that led up to it”.


Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme - Mit Art Van Damme In San Francisco (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:13 minutes | 698 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 1966 With Art Van Damme in San Francisco was the first of some 16 recordings Van Damme would make with Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer’s MPS. As had become his habit at this point in his career when he was on the road, the Chicago-centered Van Damme played with a local rhythm section. In this case, he picked the cream of the San Fran crop, musicians who had worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Nat “King” Cole, and Benny Goodman. And with vibes player John Ray and guitarist Paul Miller joining Van Damme on the front line, Van Damme’s signature sound is intact. There’s a tasty mix of 12 standards and originals, with sizzling up-tempo versions of Old Black Magic and Runnin’ Wild. Van Damme runs virtuoso arpeggios on a beautiful interpretation of the ballad Here’s that Rainy Day, and he smokes a solo on the medium tempo early bop classic Robbin’s Nest. Two Van Damme originals grace the set, the minor key Ode to Cleavage with its mysterioso feel, and the jazzy Playing Around with the Blues. Van Damme plays with combination of virtuosity and economy, saying what he wants to say and not a note more.

Tracklist:

01 - Star Spangled Rhythm: That Old Black Magic
02 - Parla Nova
03 - Runnin' Wild
04 - Here's That Rainy Day: Carnival in Flanders: Here's that Rainy Day
05 - Tonga
06 - Robbins Nest
07 - Topsy
08 - Amoureux
09 - Tangerine
10 - Soon It's Gonna Rain
11 - Ode to Cleavage or the Camel
12 - Playing a Round with the Blues

Produced and Engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recorded January 1966 at Golden Gate Studio, San Francisco.

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
John Mosher - bass
John Markham - drums
Paul Miller - guitar
John Rae - vibraphone, timbales

Analyzed: Art Van Damme / Mit Art Van Damme in San Francisco
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -2.12 dB -16.61 dB 2:11 01-Star Spangled Rhythm: That Old Black Magic
DR12 -1.80 dB -16.40 dB 2:55 02-Parla Nova
DR11 -1.11 dB -16.04 dB 2:28 03-Runnin' Wild
DR11 -4.08 dB -18.28 dB 3:42 04-Here's That Rainy Day: Carnival in Flanders: Here's that Rainy Day
DR12 -1.32 dB -16.10 dB 3:01 05-Tonga
DR12 -1.92 dB -16.95 dB 4:41 06-Robbins Nest
DR12 -1.07 dB -17.51 dB 2:39 07-Topsy
DR10 -1.58 dB -15.06 dB 3:10 08-Amoureux
DR13 -1.16 dB -17.48 dB 3:52 09-Tangerine
DR11 -4.05 dB -20.04 dB 2:17 10-Soon It's Gonna Rain
DR11 -2.33 dB -17.08 dB 4:00 11-Ode to Cleavage or the Camel
DR13 -2.40 dB -19.13 dB 2:16 12-Playing a Round with the Blues
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2489 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme - Ecstasy (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:16 minutes | 670 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ecstasy is one of three albums he recorded in 1967 and 1968 in Germany with the MPS house rhythm section and his Chicago compatriot, guitarist Freddy Rundquist; German vibes player Heribert Thusek completes the front line of guitar/vibes/accordion and keeps the signature Van Damme sound intact.

Tracklist:

01 - Satin Doll
02 - Autumn in New York
03 - I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair
04 - Blue Light and Shadows
05 - Love Walked In
06 - It Could Happen to You
07 - Ecstasy
08 - Swanee
09 - Since I Fell for You
10 - Easy Swing
11 - Nancy

Produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer. Recorded by Willi Fruth.
Recorded in March 1967 at SABA-Tonstudio, Villingen/Black Forest, Germany.

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Freddie Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums

Analyzed: Art Van Damme / Ecstasy
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -2.30 dB -13.85 dB 3:07 01-Satin Doll
DR10 -2.57 dB -14.72 dB 2:52 02-Autumn in New York
DR10 -1.57 dB -14.34 dB 2:16 03-I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair
DR10 -2.98 dB -16.47 dB 2:45 04-Blue Light and Shadows
DR11 -1.13 dB -15.11 dB 2:53 05-Love Walked In
DR9 -3.31 dB -15.08 dB 3:33 06-It Could Happen to You
DR9 -3.02 dB -13.91 dB 2:37 07-Ecstasy
DR10 -1.59 dB -13.54 dB 2:22 08-Swanee
DR10 -1.93 dB -15.17 dB 4:22 09-Since I Fell for You
DR10 -1.27 dB -13.30 dB 2:26 10-Easy Swing
DR9 -2.90 dB -14.46 dB 4:03 11-Nancy
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2651 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - The Gentle Art Of Art (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 34:55 minutes | 702 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Perhaps the most perfectly realized MPS session by jazz accordionist Art Van Damme! Van Damme's lovely melodic sound is set up nicely with a small combo that includes Fred Rundquist on guitar, Heribert Thusek on vibes, and the great MPS rhythm team of Peter Witte bass and Charly Antolini drums. The sound is moody, mellow, and out of this world. Titles include 'Moxi', 'I Concetrate On You', 'Cute', and 'It's Over'.

Tracklist:

01 - Cute
02 - One Morning in May
03 - The Gentle Art of Love
04 - Please Don't Talk About Me
05 - I Wished On the Moon
06 - I Concentrate On You
07 - Chicago
08 - Moxi
09 - Just in Time
10 - It's Over
11 - Speak Low
12 - I Cover the Waterfront

Produced by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer. Recorded by Willi Fruth.
Recorded in March 1967 at SABA-Tonstudio, Villingen/Black Forest, Germany.

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Freddie Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone, flute
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet / The Gentle Art of Art
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -3.65 dB -16.30 dB 2:47 01-Cute
DR10 -2.73 dB -15.21 dB 2:53 02-One Morning in May
DR9 -4.11 dB -15.39 dB 3:44 03-The Gentle Art of Love
DR10 -1.72 dB -14.59 dB 2:55 04-Please Don't Talk About Me
DR10 -2.04 dB -14.41 dB 2:25 05-I Wished On the Moon
DR9 -2.61 dB -13.65 dB 2:22 06-I Concentrate On You
DR10 -1.07 dB -13.52 dB 2:51 07-Chicago
DR9 -3.08 dB -15.11 dB 3:30 08-Moxi
DR9 -2.17 dB -13.71 dB 2:20 09-Just in Time
DR9 -3.22 dB -15.64 dB 2:51 10-It's Over
DR9 -1.70 dB -13.39 dB 3:02 11-Speak Low
DR10 -2.26 dB -14.44 dB 3:16 12-I Cover the Waterfront
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2716 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - Art In The Black Forest (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 34:25 minutes | 705 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1968 collection of well known jazz and pop standards features Van Damme's unique signature sound combining guitar and vibes with accordion.

Tracklist:

01 - I Got Rhythm
02 - Give Me the Simple Life
03 - All the Things You Are
04 - Pandora
05 - Love Me or Leave Me
06 - Pennies from Heaven
07 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
08 - Lover Man
09 - If I Had You
10 - Avalon
11 - Day In, Day Out
12 - For Sale

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Fred Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet / Art in the Black Forest
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.41 dB -16.27 dB 3:11 01-I Got Rhythm
DR10 -3.16 dB -16.53 dB 2:40 02-Give Me the Simple Life
DR10 -1.31 dB -14.41 dB 3:35 03-All the Things You Are
DR10 -2.67 dB -15.84 dB 2:14 04-Pandora
DR10 -0.91 dB -15.05 dB 2:37 05-Love Me or Leave Me
DR10 -2.09 dB -14.76 dB 3:33 06-Pennies from Heaven
DR11 -2.50 dB -16.93 dB 3:08 07-Don't Get Around Much Anymore
DR11 -2.48 dB -17.41 dB 3:27 08-Lover Man
DR10 -2.39 dB -16.66 dB 2:13 09-If I Had You
DR10 -1.35 dB -15.11 dB 2:21 10-Avalon
DR10 -1.77 dB -16.10 dB 2:54 11-Day In, Day Out
DR11 -1.98 dB -15.74 dB 2:33 12-For Sale
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2710 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme - Lullaby In Rhythm (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 34:13 minutes | 695 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Lullaby in Rhythm is one of three albums he recorded in 1967 and 1968 in Germany with the MPS house rhythm section and his Chicago compatriot, guitarist Freddy Rundquist; German vibes player Heribert Thusek completes the front line of guitar/vibes/accordion and keeps the signature Van Damme sound intact. Lullaby in Rhythm offers a wide range of standards played with taste and unpretentious virtuosity.

Tracklist:

01 - Cherokee
02 - Love for Sale
03 - You Don't Know What Love Is
04 - I Get a Kick Out of You
05 - Happy Moments
06 - After You've Gone
07 - Summerwind
08 - My Romans
09 - Lullaby in Rhythm
10 - At Last
11 - Andy
12 - Darktown Strutter's Ball

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Fred Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums

Analyzed: Art Van Damme / Lullaby in Rhythm
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.37 dB -15.86 dB 3:39 01-Cherokee
DR11 -1.68 dB -16.35 dB 2:31 02-Love for Sale
DR10 -3.18 dB -17.40 dB 3:11 03-You Don't Know What Love Is
DR10 -0.83 dB -13.97 dB 2:34 04-I Get a Kick Out of You
DR10 -1.52 dB -15.38 dB 2:13 05-Happy Moments
DR10 -1.81 dB -14.84 dB 2:57 06-After You've Gone
DR11 -3.01 dB -16.48 dB 2:54 07-Summerwind
DR10 -2.35 dB -16.23 dB 2:26 08-My Romans
DR10 -2.17 dB -15.48 dB 2:37 09-Lullaby in Rhythm
DR11 -2.55 dB -16.45 dB 3:36 10-At Last
DR10 -1.70 dB -15.02 dB 3:17 11-Andy
DR10 -1.06 dB -14.26 dB 2:18 12-Darktown Strutter's Ball
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2769 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme Ensemble - Art And Four Brothers (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 32:18 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

1969 release. Augmenting Van Damme's unique trademark combination sound of guitar, vibes and accordion supplied by his own band members are the "four brothers", saxophonists Hans Wolf, Heinz Loch, Rolf Prinz and Werner Dauber.

Tracklist:

01 - Easy to Love
02 - Shiny Stockings
03 - Lush Life
04 - Sunny
05 - Our Love Is Here to Stay
06 - Snowfall
07 - Four Brothers
08 - My Little Boat
09 - On a Wonderful Day Like Today
10 - Love Is Blue
11 - What the World Needs Now
12 - Poor Butterfly

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Fred Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums
+
Hans Wolf - alto saxophone
Heinz Loch - baritone saxophone
Rolf Prinz - tenor saxophone
Werner Dauber - tenor saxophone

Analyzed: Art Van Damme Ensemble / Art and Four Brothers
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.24 dB -14.45 dB 2:05 01-Easy to Love
DR10 -2.25 dB -15.02 dB 2:53 02-Shiny Stockings
DR10 -2.99 dB -16.27 dB 3:11 03-Lush Life
DR10 -1.55 dB -13.55 dB 2:52 04-Sunny
DR10 -2.38 dB -14.44 dB 2:15 05-Our Love Is Here to Stay
DR10 -3.20 dB -17.35 dB 3:26 06-Snowfall
DR10 -2.37 dB -13.85 dB 2:38 07-Four Brothers
DR9 -2.71 dB -14.30 dB 3:11 08-My Little Boat
DR10 -0.94 dB -15.51 dB 2:41 09-On a Wonderful Day Like Today
DR10 -4.04 dB -16.70 dB 2:38 10-Love Is Blue
DR11 -4.50 dB -17.93 dB 1:39 11-What the World Needs Now
DR11 -1.13 dB -14.72 dB 2:48 12-Poor Butterfly
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2749 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - On The Road (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 34:12 minutes | 672 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Vibes player Heribert Thusek completes the front line of guitar/vibes/accordion and keeps the unique signature Van Damme sound intact on these standards by Gershwin, Kern and Ellington.

Tracklist:

01 - The Way You Look Tonight
02 - Yellow Days
03 - Lonesome Road
04 - Wave
05 - I'm Beginning to See the Light
06 - Sweet Georgia Brown
07 - Undecided
08 - Doree's Tune
09 - Bernie's Tune
10 - Whatch What Happens
11 - Stars Fell On Alabama
12 - It's Wonderful

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Freddie Rundquist - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone, flute
Peter Witte - bass
Charly Antolini - drums

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet / On the Road
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.93 dB -15.17 dB 2:42 01-The Way You Look Tonight
DR12 -2.42 dB -18.02 dB 4:00 02-Yellow Days
DR10 -0.99 dB -15.16 dB 3:10 03-Lonesome Road
DR11 -2.67 dB -16.09 dB 2:52 04-Wave
DR11 -3.19 dB -15.86 dB 2:46 05-I'm Beginning to See the Light
DR11 -0.66 dB -14.57 dB 2:38 06-Sweet Georgia Brown
DR12 -3.15 dB -17.89 dB 1:58 07-Undecided
DR11 -3.04 dB -16.46 dB 2:14 08-Doree's Tune
DR10 -1.57 dB -14.68 dB 3:19 09-Bernie's Tune
DR9 -2.39 dB -14.57 dB 2:19 10-Whatch What Happens
DR9 -2.23 dB -14.66 dB 3:30 11-Stars Fell On Alabama
DR11 -3.23 dB -16.00 dB 2:43 12-It's Wonderful
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2642 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - Blue World (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:32 minutes | 695 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1970 session includes well known musicians Eberhard Weber on bass, Kenny Clare on drums and Joe Pass on guitar alongside Van Damme's vibraphonist Heribert Thusek.

Tracklist:

01 - Blue Lou
02 - It's a Blue World
03 - My Kind of Love
04 - Laura
05 - Too Close For Comfort
06 - When Your Lover Has Gone
07 - The Song Is You
08 - The Things We Did Last Summer
09 - Cheek to Cheek
10 - On the Alamo
11 - Jim
12 - Diane

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Joe Pass - guitar
Herbert Thusek - vibraphone
Eberhard Weber - bass
Kenny Clare - drums

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet / Blue World
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -1.04 dB -12.72 dB 2:31 01-Blue Lou
DR10 -3.16 dB -16.70 dB 3:07 02-It's a Blue World
DR10 -2.34 dB -14.25 dB 2:26 03-My Kind of Love
DR10 -3.37 dB -16.86 dB 3:35 04-Laura
DR11 -2.65 dB -15.35 dB 2:27 05-Too Close For Comfort
DR10 -1.32 dB -14.60 dB 3:11 06-When Your Lover Has Gone
DR9 -1.49 dB -11.90 dB 2:15 07-The Song Is You
DR10 -1.99 dB -14.91 dB 3:34 08-The Things We Did Last Summer
DR9 -1.86 dB -14.41 dB 2:39 09-Cheek to Cheek
DR10 -1.42 dB -14.35 dB 3:39 10-On the Alamo
DR11 -1.29 dB -16.15 dB 3:08 11-Jim
DR10 -1.61 dB -14.65 dB 2:57 12-Diane
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2636 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - Keep Going (1971/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 30:47 minutes | 601 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Keep Going was released in 1971 and features acclaimed musicians Eberhard Weber on bass, Kenny Clare on drums and Joe Pass on guitar in addition to Van Damme's vibraphonist, Heribert Thusek.

Tracklist:

01 - Turnabout
02 - A Sunday Kind of Love
03 - I Want to Be Happy
04 - Tenderly
05 - Gone With the Wind
06 - Ev'rything I've Got (from "By Jupiter")
07 - Let Yourself Down
08 - On Green Dolphin Street
09 - I Saw Stars
10 - Small World (from "Gypsy")
11 - It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)
12 - The Man I Love (from "Lady, Be Good")

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Joe Pass - guitar
Herbert Thusek - vibraphone
Eberhard Weber - bass
Kenny Clare - drums

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet / Keep Going
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -2.73 dB -14.51 dB 2:17 01-Turnabout
DR10 -2.75 dB -15.63 dB 2:03 02-A Sunday Kind of Love
DR11 -1.64 dB -16.85 dB 2:12 03-I Want to Be Happy
DR10 -2.35 dB -16.27 dB 3:17 04-Tenderly
DR10 -2.04 dB -14.57 dB 3:22 05-Gone With the Wind
DR9 -0.70 dB -12.53 dB 2:20 06-Ev'rything I've Got (from "By Jupiter")
DR10 -2.83 dB -14.88 dB 1:59 07-Let Yourself Down
DR11 -1.16 dB -15.96 dB 3:40 08-On Green Dolphin Street
DR10 -2.16 dB -14.99 dB 2:16 09-I Saw Stars
DR12 -1.78 dB -18.59 dB 2:13 10-Small World (from "Gypsy")
DR11 -2.14 dB -16.55 dB 3:02 11-It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)
DR11 -0.87 dB -14.32 dB 2:07 12-The Man I Love (from "Lady, Be Good")
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2612 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Art Van Damme & The Singers Unlimited - Invitation (1974/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:36 minutes | 722 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In the early 1970s, Oscar Peterson gave a demo tape to his friend and MPS label head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer. It contained a recording of a vocal quartet from Chicago, Singers Unlimited. Enthralled, the MPS chief spontaneously booked the group. For the three-man, one-woman choir, it was the beginning of a successful international career. In the following years, MPS produced no less than 15 albums for the vocal virtuosos. In June 1973, MPS engaged accordion virtuoso Art van Damme (1920-2010) for a session with SU. Seldom mentioned in todays jazz literature, he brought the accordion into jazz. For Invitation, van Damme wrote instrumental arrangements for a combo (with MPS house bassist Eberhard Weber and Swiss drummer Charly Antolini). Singers Unlimited were recorded using the then revolutionary multitrack technology; their production was one of the most expensive MPS recordings. On the other hand, with its swinging easy-listening sound, the album was also one of the companys best selling efforts.

Tracklist:

01 - Spring Is Here
02 - But Beautiful
03 - We Could Be Flying
04 - Violets for Your Furs
05 - Invitation
06 - Cherry
07 - Ectasy
08 - Let There Be Love
09 - My One and Only Love
10 - Wave
11 - Good Bye

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Sigi Schwab - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Eberhard Weber - bass
Charly Antolini - drums
+ The Singers Unlimited

Analyzed: Art van Damme & The Singers Unlimited with Sigi Schwab, Eberhard Weber, Heribert Thusek & Charly Antolini / Invitation
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -2.38 dB -18.55 dB 2:29 01-Spring Is Here
DR11 -1.65 dB -16.72 dB 3:01 02-But Beautiful
DR11 -2.03 dB -17.43 dB 4:20 03-We Could Be Flying
DR12 -1.10 dB -17.01 dB 4:21 04-Violets for Your Furs
DR11 -3.05 dB -16.46 dB 4:04 05-Invitation
DR11 -2.40 dB -16.85 dB 2:21 06-Cherry
DR10 -1.61 dB -16.68 dB 3:29 07-Ectasy
DR12 -1.18 dB -16.63 dB 2:34 08-Let There Be Love
DR11 -2.95 dB -17.44 dB 3:44 09-My One and Only Love
DR11 -2.64 dB -17.94 dB 3:16 10-Wave
DR12 -4.72 dB -19.41 dB 2:57 11-Good Bye
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2592 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Art Van Damme - The MPS Hi-Res Collection [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Art Van Damme Quintet - Art Van Damme With Strings (1979/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:30 minutes | 740 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Art Van Damme with Strings represents something special in MPS’s Van Damme catalogue – Art’s first recording with strings. The accordion-guitar-vibes frontline is still there, but two young up-and-coming German giants of the European jazz scene, bassist Eberhard Weber and guitarist Siggi Schwab, add a new sound to this edition of the quintet. The song choices are also something special, with a discerning mixture of standards, ballads, sambas and bossas, and a soul-jazz classic. Van Damme takes a spirited happy-go-lucky solo on the Rogers and Hart standard Mountain Greenery. He shows his command of Brazilian rhythms in his sophisticated renderings the classic bossa How Insensitive and Summer Samba (So Nice). There are beautiful interpretations of the ballads Polka Dots And Moonbeams, We’ve Only Just Begun, and Moonlight In Vermont, and Van Damme’s solo on Nat Adderley’s Work Song lets the listener know the man has soul. To end the album, Van Damme and Co surprise by playing the Jobim bossa Quiet Nights with a bouncy swing feel interspersed with some lightning-quick accordion runs. With lush string backgrounds and a superb quintet to spur him on, Van Damme plays at his lyrical best.

Tracklist:

01 - Perdido
02 - Polka Dots and Moonbeams
03 - Mountain Greenery (from "Garrick Gaieties")
04 - We've Only Just Begun
05 - So Nice
06 - What's New?
07 - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
08 - Insensatez (How Insensitive)
09 - Work Song
10 - Moonlight in Vermont
11 - A Man and a Woman
12 - Corcovado

Produced and engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recorded June 12-13, 1973 (Quintet) & March 6, 1979 (Strings).

Musicians:
Art Van Damme - accordion
Sigi Schwab - guitar
Heribert Thusek - vibraphone
Eberhard Weber - bass
Charly Antolini - drums
+ String Orchestra Hubert Deuringer, Conducted by Willi Lehmann.

Analyzed: The Art Van Damme Quintet, Hubert Deuringer String Orchestra & Wilfred Lehmann / Art Van Damme With Strings
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -1.88 dB -13.32 dB 2:43 01-Perdido
DR9 -1.64 dB -13.27 dB 3:11 02-Polka Dots and Moonbeams
DR10 -0.85 dB -13.21 dB 2:25 03-Mountain Greenery (from "Garrick Gaieties")
DR9 -1.82 dB -13.18 dB 3:28 04-We've Only Just Begun
DR10 -1.67 dB -13.36 dB 2:53 05-So Nice
DR10 -1.83 dB -13.83 dB 4:09 06-What's New?
DR9 -2.01 dB -12.61 dB 3:20 07-On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
DR9 -1.56 dB -12.88 dB 3:45 08-Insensatez (How Insensitive)
DR9 -1.06 dB -12.20 dB 2:33 09-Work Song
DR9 -2.04 dB -13.91 dB 3:59 10-Moonlight in Vermont
DR9 -1.89 dB -13.24 dB 2:01 11-A Man and a Woman
DR9 -1.00 dB -12.87 dB 3:04 12-Corcovado
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2627 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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